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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458133/artesunate-derived-monomeric-dimeric-and-trimeric-experimental-drugs-their-unique-mechanistic-basis-and-pronounced-antiherpesviral-activity
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Friedrich Hahn, Tony Fröhlich, Theresa Frank, Luca D Bertzbach, Stephan Kohrt, Benedikt B Kaufer, Thomas Stamminger, Svetlana B Tsogoeva, Manfred Marschall
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major human pathogen and is associated with severe pathology, such as life-threatening courses of infection in immunocompromised individuals and neonates. Currently, antiviral therapy is still hampered by a considerable toxicity of the available drugs and induction of viral resistance. Recently, we and others reported the very potent antiviral activity of the broad antiinfective drug artesunate in vitro and in vivo. Here, we investigated further optimized analogs including monomeric, dimeric and trimeric derivatives belonging to this highly interesting chemical group of experimental drugs (sesquiterpenes/trioxanes) and compared these to the previously identified trimeric artesunate compound TF27...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458077/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cadherin-11-stat3-axis-by-caveolin-1-in-mouse-fibroblasts-and-lung-carcinoma-cells
#2
M Geletu, R Mohan, R Arulanandam, A Berger-Becvar, I R Nabi, P T Gunning, L Raptis
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is an integral plasma membrane protein and a complex regulator of signal transduction. The Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (Stat3) is activated by a number of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases and is positively implicated in cancer. Despite extensive efforts, the relationship between Cav1 and Stat3 has been a matter of controversy. We previously demonstrated that engagement of E- or N-cadherin or cadherin-11 cell to cell adhesion molecules, as occurs with confluence of cultured cells, triggers a dramatic increase in the levels of tyr705 phosphorylated ie activated Stat3, by a mechanism requiring the cRac1 small GTPase...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458000/evidence-for-a-mitochondrial-atp-regulated-potassium-channel-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Piotr Bednarczyk, Anna Kicinska, Michal Laskowski, Bogusz Kulawiak, Rafal Kampa, Agnieszka Walewska, Milena Krajewska, Wieslawa Jarmuszkiewicz, Adam Szewczyk
Mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium channels are present in the inner membrane of the mitochondria of various cells. In the present study, we show for the first time mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium channels in human dermal fibroblast cells. Using the patch-clamp technique on the inner mitochondrial membrane of fibroblasts, we detected a potassium channel with a mean conductance equal to 100 pS in symmetric 150 mM KCl. The activity of this channel was inhibited by a complex of ATP/Mg2+ and activated by potassium channel openers such as diazoxide or BMS 191095...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457843/the-tumour-stroma-ratio-in-colon-cancer-the-biological-role-and-its-prognostic-impact
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REVIEW
Gabi W van Pelt, Tessa P Sandberg, Hans Morreau, Hans Gelderblom, J Han J M van Krieken, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Wilma E Mesker
The tumour microenvironment consists of a complex mixture of non-neoplastic cells including fibroblasts, immune cells and endothelial cells embedded in the proteins of the extracellular matrix. The tumour microenvironment plays an active role in tumour behaviour. By interacting with cancer cells, it influences disease progression and the metastatic capacity of the tumour. Tumours with a high amount of stroma correspond to poor patient prognosis. The tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) is a strong independent prognostic tool in colon cancer and provides additional value to the current clinically used TNM classification...
February 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455850/proteins-involved-in-the-antioxidant-and-inflammatory-response-in-rutin-treated-human-skin-fibroblasts-exposed-to-uva-or-uvb-irradiation
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Agnieszka Gęgotek, Pedro Domingues, Elżbieta Skrzydlewska
BACKGROUND: Rutin, due to its polyphenolic structure, has antioxidant properties and can be used as a cytoprotective compound against UV-induced effects on skin cells. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of rutin on proteomic profile in human skin fibroblasts irradiated with UV dose that induces apoptosis. METHODS: Proteome analysis based on the results obtained by the QExactive OrbiTrap mass spectrometer. RESULTS: Results show that rutin treatment more strongly protects against UVA-induced rather than UVB-induced increases in the total expression of proteins involved in antioxidant (such as SOD, TrxR, and Prxs 1/2) and inflammatory response (e...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455277/guava-psidium-guajava-l-cv-red-suprema-crude-extract-protect-human-dermal-fibroblasts-against-cytotoxic-damage-mediated-by-oxidative-stress
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José M Alvarez-Suarez, Francesca Giampieri, Massimiliano Gasparrini, Luca Mazzoni, Tamara Y Forbes-Hernández, Sadia Afrin, Maurizio Battino
We analyzed guava fruits (Psidium guajava L. cv. Red Suprema) from Cuba to determine their chemical composition, total antioxidant capacity, as well as their protective effect against oxidative damage using an in vitro model of human dermal fibroblasts. The guava fruit is a natural source of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, vitamin C, folates and beta carotenes with proven health benefits. Human dermal fibroblasts were pre-incubated with different concentrations of guava crude extract and then subjected to oxidative stress using the AAPH stressor...
February 17, 2018: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455276/methylation-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-sfrp1-promoter-downregulates-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-activity-in-keloids
#7
Jiaqi Liu, Huayu Zhu, Hongtao Wang, Jun Li, Fu Han, Yang Liu, Wanfu Zhang, Ting He, Na Li, Zhao Zheng, Dahai Hu
Keloid, a benign skin disorder, forms during wound healing in genetically susceptible individuals. To better control keloid and understand the molecular mechanisms, this study screened gene hypermethylations of GEO database microarray data on keloids and identified the hypermethylation of the secreted frizzled related protein-1 (SFRP1) promoter. Subsequently, hypermethylation and mRNA and protein levels were assessed in 57 cases of keloid vs. normal skin tissues. Fibroblasts from tissues were isolated for the assessment of gene regulation in vitro...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452367/variant-in-human-pofut1-reduces-enzymatic-activity-and-likely-causes-a-recessive-microcephaly-global-developmental-delay-with-cardiac-and-vascular-features
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Hideyuki Takeuchi, Derek Wong, Michael Schneider, Hudson H Freeze, Megumi Takeuchi, Steven J Berardinelli, Atsuko Ito, Hane Lee, Stanley F Nelson, Robert S Haltiwanger
Protein O-fucosyltransferase-1 (POFUT1) adds O-fucose monosaccharides to epidermal growth factor-like (EGF) repeats found on approximately 100 mammalian proteins, including Notch receptors. Haploinsufficiency of POFUT1 has been linked to adult-onset Dowling Degos Disease (DDD) with hyperpigmentation defects. Homozygous deletion of mouse Pofut1 results in embryonic lethality with severe Notch-like phenotypes including defects in somitogenesis, cardiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and neurogenesis, but the extent to which POFUT1 is required for normal human development is not yet understood...
February 14, 2018: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452196/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bfgf-expression-through-the-activation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factors-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#9
Jianmei Wu, Yulin Ding, Jinling Wang, Fenglong Wang
Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive pathogen that causes bovine mastitis, a persistent infection of the bovine mammary gland. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) are important parenchymal cells of the bovine mammary gland. To better understand the importance of BMEC and the roles of the TLR-NF-κBand TLR-AP-1 signaling pathways in the regulation of S. aureus-associated mastitis and mammary fibrosis, BMEC cultured in vitro were stimulated with different concentrations of heat-inactivated S. aureus to analyze the gene and protein expression and production of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as well as the protein expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and activation protein-1 (AP-1) by means of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452090/activation-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-mediated-autophagy-in-angiotensinii-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-in-vitro
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Jinyu Chi, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Yu Fu, Yue Liu, Wenjia Chen, Wenxiu Liu, Zhiyu Shi, Xinhua Yin
Cardiac fibrosis is one of the primary mechanisms of ventricular remodeling, and there is no effective method for reversal. Activation of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) has been reported to be involved in the development of myocardial fibrosis, but the molecular mechanism for CaSR activation has not yet been clarified and needs to be further explored. Here, we found that AngII induces cardiac fibroblast proliferation and phenotypic transformation in a dose-dependent manner with increased CaSR and autophagy related protein (Beclin1, LC3B) expression...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451701/phase-1b-study-of-pasireotide-everolimus-and-selective-internal-radioembolization-therapy-for-unresectable-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-hepatic-metastases
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Hyun S Kim, Walid L Shaib, Chao Zhang, Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Christina Wu, Olatunji B Alese, Zhengjia Chen, Edith Brutcher, Meredith Renfroe, Bassel F El-Rayes
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) metastasize to the liver. Everolimus and selective internal radioembolization (SIRT) are approved treatments. Pasireotide is a somatostatin analogue with an affinity for somatostatin receptors 1, 2, 3, and 5. Everolimus and pasireotide may potentiate SIRT radiosensitization and inhibit rebound angiogenesis. This study evaluated the safety of pasireotide, everolimus, and SIRT. METHODS: This 3 + 3 phase 1 trial evaluated 3 dose levels of everolimus (2...
February 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450150/chemical-composition-analysis-and-in-vitro-biological-activities-of-ten-essential-oils-in-human-skin-cells
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Xuesheng Han, Cody Beaumont, Nicole Stevens
Research on the biological effects of essential oils on human skin cells is scarce. In the current study, we primarily explored the biological activities of 10 essential oils (nine single and one blend) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast system that simulated chronic inflammation. We measured levels of proteins critical for inflammation, immune responses, and tissue-remodeling processes. The nine single oils were distilled from Citrus bergamia (bergamot), Coriandrum sativum (cilantro), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Pogostemon cablin (patchouli), Citrus aurantium (petitgrain), Santalum album (sandalwood), Nardostachys jatamansi (spikenard), and Cananga odorata (ylang ylang)...
December 2017: Biochimie open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450147/lemongrass-cymbopogon-flexuosus-essential-oil-demonstrated-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-pre-inflamed-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#13
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon flexuosus ) essential oil (LEO), which has citral as its main component, has exhibited anti-inflammatory effect in both animal and human cells. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory activity of a commercially available LEO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts. We first studied the impact of LEO on 17 protein biomarkers that are critically associated with inflammation and tissue remodeling. LEO significantly inhibited production of the inflammatory biomarkers vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG); decreased levels of the tissue remodeling biomarkers collagen-I and III, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1); and inhibited the immunomodulatory biomarker macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450144/anti-inflammatory-tissue-remodeling-immunomodulatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-oregano-origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-in-a-human-skin-disease-model
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Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
The use of oregano ( Origanum vulgare ) essential oil (OEO) has become popular in skin care products. However, scientific research regarding its effects on human skin cells is scarce. In this study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available OEO, which is high in carvacrol content, in a human skin cell disease model. OEO induced marked antiproliferative effects and significantly inhibited several inflammatory biomarkers, including monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), and monokine induced by gamma interferon (MIG)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450142/arborvitae-thuja-plicata-essential-oil-significantly-inhibited-critical-inflammation-and-tissue-remodeling-related-proteins-and-genes-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#15
Xuesheng Han, Tory L Parker
Arborvitae ( Thuja plicata ) essential oil (AEO) is becoming increasingly popular in skincare, although its biological activity in human skin cells has not been investigated. Therefore, we sought to study AEO's effect on 17 important protein biomarkers that are closely related to inflammation and tissue remodeling by using a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast culture model. AEO significantly inhibited the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10), interferon-inducible T-cell chemoattractant (I-TAC), monokine induced by interferon gamma (MIG), and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF)...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450138/biological-activities-of-frankincense-essential-oil-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#16
Xuesheng Han, Damian Rodriguez, Tory L Parker
Although frankincense essential oil (FREO) has become increasingly popular in skin care, research on its biological activities in human skin cells is scarce, if not completely absent. In the current study, we explored the biological activities of FREO in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts by analyzing the levels of 17 important protein biomarkers pertinent to inflammation and tissue remodeling. FREO exhibited robust anti-proliferative activity in these skin cells. It also significantly inhibited collagen III, interferon gamma-induced protein 10, and intracellular cell adhesion molecule 1...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449959/sulfobetaine-methacrylate-hydrogel-coated-anti-fouling-surfaces-for-implantable-biomedical-devices
#17
Se Yeong Lee, Yunki Lee, Phuong Le Thi, Dong Hwan Oh, Ki Dong Park
Background: Zwitterionic molecules have been widely studied as coating materials for preparing anti-fouling surfaces because they possess strong hydration properties that can resist non-specific protein adsorption. Numerous studies on surface modification using zwitterionic molecules have been investigated, such as electrochemically mediated and photoinitiated radical polymerization. However, these methods have some limitations, including multi-step process, difficulties in producing thick and dense layers as well as the requirement of extra facilities...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448503/construction-and-characterization-of-cell-penetrating-peptide-fused-fibroblast-growth-factor-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-an-enhanced-percutaneous-delivery-system
#18
Sang Won Choi, Rudra Pangeni, Dai Hyun Jung, Su Jung Kim, Jin Woo Park
The exogenous administration of growth factors has been examined for treating wounds and such factors serve as cosmetic agents for skin regeneration. However, the topical application of growth factors is hampered by their limited percutaneous absorption. In this study, we genetically modified basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) using a cell-penetrating peptide to facilitate their permeation into skin and to avoid multiple steps in the chemical or physical modification of biomaterials...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448173/enhancement-of-uvb-induced-dna-damage-repair-after-a-chronic-low-dose-uvb-pre-stimulation
#19
Marie-Catherine Drigeard Desgarnier, Patrick J Rochette
Absorption of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation by DNA leads to the formation of the highly mutagenic cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD). The mutagenicity of CPD is caused, in part, by the fact that their recognition and repair by the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway is challenging and slow. It has been previously shown that a pre-stimulation with genotoxic agents improve NER efficiency of CPD, indicating a potential adaptive response of this repair pathway. We have pre-treated human dermal fibroblasts with repeated subletal low doses of UVB (chronic low-dose of UVB; CLUV) to determine whether it could enhance NER capacity to repair CPD...
January 31, 2018: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448000/bone-marrow-derived-fibrocytes-promote-stem-cell-like-properties-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Atsuro Saijo, Hisatsugu Goto, Mayuri Nakano, Atsushi Mitsuhashi, Yoshinori Aono, Masaki Hanibuchi, Hirohisa Ogawa, Hisanori Uehara, Kazuya Kondo, Yasuhiko Nishioka
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a minor population that have clonal tumor initiation and self-renewal capacity and are responsible for tumor initiation, metastasis, and therapeutic resistance. CSCs reside in niches, which are composed of diverse types of stromal cells and extracellular matrix components. These stromal cells regulate CSC-like properties by providing secreted factors or by physical contact. Fibrocytes are differentiated from bone marrow-derived CD14 + monocytes and have features of both macrophages and fibroblasts...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Letters
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